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Events and Information from New Millennium

So far the new Millennium has been marked by the willingness for Fundamentalists to increase the use of terrorism as a means of achieving their goals.

With the increase of broadband Internet connections, Voice over IP begins to gain popularity as a replacement for traditional telephone lines. Major telecommunications carriers begin converting their networks from TDM to VoIP.

As part of technology changes continued expansion of economic globalisation with companies buying others around the world and it is becoming harder and harder to know which company owns what and where products are made, this is helping growth in the developing world but many countries are so happy to have the new jobs and economic boost they do not have legislation or will to ensure workers rights or environmental protections are in place

The events listed below we have tried to put a small paragraph on the specific year page providing additional information )

2000

What Happened in 2000 History

First International Space Station Crew

Concorde Air France Flight 4590 crashes

Sydney Olympics

USS Cole is badly damaged by two suicide bombers

Tiger Woods becomes the youngest player to win a Grand Slam in Golf


2001

What Happened in 2001 History

911 Terrorist Attacks

iTunes Released by Apple

United States invaded Afghanistan

Wikipedia a Wiki free content encyclopedia, goes online

Mars Odyssey space probe launched


2002

What Happened in 2002 History

XIX Winter Olympics Salt Lake City

President George W. Bush "Axis of Evil" speech

The Euro becomes the official currency of twelve of the European Union's Members

Kmart Corp files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Department of Homeland Security Created

2003

What Happened in 2003 History

Human Genome Project

Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster

Final Concorde Flight

U.S. invasion of Iraq

Do Not Call List

2004

What Happened in 2004 History

Strongest earthquake in 40 years At least 290,000 people are confirmed to have died from South Asia to as far as South Africa.

Cassini-Huygens Probe

Japan multiple earthquakes

Hurricane Ivan

Facebook is launched

2005

What Happened in 2005 History

Live 8 benefit concerts

Hurricane Katrina

video-sharing website "YouTube" was founded

Kyoto Protocol

Pope John Paul II dies

Money and Inflation 2000

To provide an estimate of inflation we have given a guide to the value of $100 US Dollars for the first year in the decade to the equivalent in today's money

If you have $100 Converted from 2000 to 2021 it would be equivalent to $157.78 today

In 2000 a new house cost $134,150.00 and by 2010 was $232,880.00

In 2000 the average income per year was $40,343.00 and by 2010 was $39,423.00

In 2000 a gallon of gas was $1.26 and by 2010 was $2.73

In 2000 the average cost of new car was $675.00 and by 2012 was $1,045.00

In 2000 US Postage Stamp 33 cents and by 2012 was 44 cents

In 2000 Loaf of Bread $1.72 and by 2012 was $1.88

In 2000 Dow Jones 10,729.38 and current 2021 ( August ) 34,918.83

2006

What Happened in 2006 History

Nintendo releases the Wii gaming console

Google Buys YouTube

Oil shale reserves

Sago Mine Disaster

Iraq Saddam Hussein

2007

What Happened in 2007 History

Apple Computer Company announces the release of the very first iPhone

Greensburg tornadoes

Deadly fires Southern California

Burma military Junta Shut off access to the outside world

Tesla Roadster shown at car shows

2008

What Happened in 2008 History

Large Hadron Collider

Property prices continue to fall

The Fed announced a series of interest rate cuts with federal funds target rate falling to 2.25%

$150 billion stimulus package

Governments around the world face the continuing problems of increased oil prices

2009

What Happened in 2009 History

Ongoing financial crisis and recession

Maersk Alabama hijacking and Captain Richard Phillips

Michael Jackson dies in strange circumstances

The Icelandic banking system collapse

US Airways Flight 1549 successful Crash landing In the Hudson River

2010

What Happened in 2010 History

financial crisis and high unemployment continues

Healthcare Reform Bill / Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passes in Congress

BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster

SpaceX successfully launched Dragon capsule and it returns from low-Earth orbit

magnitude 7 earthquake hits Haiti and devastates the country

2011

What Happened in 2011 History

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot along with twelve others

Underwater tsunami and earthquake triggered a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Burma's Move Towards Democratization

Osama Bin Laden had been found and killed by US Navy Seals in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Arab Spring Protests

2012

What Happened in 2012 History

gunman opens fire at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colorado

“Marvel’s The Avengers” premieres in Hollywood, California

Hurricane Sandy

US President Barack Obama is re-elected for his second term

Many people believed that the Mayan Calendar marked the end of the world when the calendar stopped

2013

What Happened in 2013 History

Boston Marathon Bombings

US Government Shut Down

Target Security Breach

Edward Snowden leaks information about the NSA's secret internet and cell-phone data gathering program

massive EF-5 tornado hits Moore, Oklahoma on May 20th

As with all new technologies when they first appear they are expensive but as they improve and demand increases the price goes down Global Positioning System ( GPS ) is a great example of this

In 2000 the Human Genome Project first stage was completed and and as more diseases and illnesses are mapped to specific genes great strides will be achieved in the Health Profession

Due to the changes in technology the world is becoming smaller and countries that were not known for renowned for consuming the worlds resources are now expanding and will help to contribute to the continuing effect of the Earths Environment

Due to the changes in technology especially in high speed Internet access a new business model for sales and distribution of Music, Television and Film is evolving with the leader currently Apple Computer's iPod.

Environmental concerns by many mean more motorists are turning to greener cars in the form of Hybrid vehicles such as the Toyota Prius, Escape, and the Honda Insight and Civic Hybrids. A Greater interest in future energy development due to global warming and the potential exhaustion of crude oil.

Following on from the Avian Flu ( bird flu )in China in the late 90's Avian Flu is becoming more widespread in wild bird population and is spreading to more domesticated chicken stock and more cases in humans, The latest H5N1 strain has killed millions of birds and scores of humans since 2003. Many experts fear the virus will soon mutate into a strain more easily spread among humans.

Following on from the Avian Flu ( bird flu )in China in the late 90's Avian Flu is becoming more widespread in wild bird population and is spreading to more domesticated chicken stock and more cases in humans, The latest H5N1 strain has killed millions of birds and scores of humans since 2003. Many experts fear the virus will soon mutate into a strain more easily spread among humans.

The start of the new millennium has also marked some of the worst natural disasters in our history including

A major earthquake and ensuing tsunami caused devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean. As of January 2005 the death toll is estimated to be nearly 290,000,

A major earthquake in Kashmir killing close to 80,000

Hurricane Katrina striking Louisiana, U.S., killing more than 1,400 people and devastating the city New Orleans and the Mississippi coast, Hurricane Katrina Timeline